|Me (left) and my crew - Nov '13|
Monday, November 18, 2013
Flying high again!
So, I am back in the flying rotation, and I've got to say...it feels good!
And, while we're tearing it up over the friendly skies of Afghanistan, I've had a few moments here and there to continue my raid healing experience.
I finished collecting the top tier transmog set:
And, while I was lucky to loot a Flex 540 item level staff off Galakras, I think the new look compliments the aviary look of the tier set:
I have 548 level shoulders, but I am currently equipping a 528 set piece from LFR so that I can experience the 2 piece set bonus: 10% extra crit whenever I use archangel. This is HUGE as a disc priest, since I generally use archangel on cooldown while atonement healing. That means more shields on raid members! Still running around 300-800ms latency in-game, but I've now completed much of ToT (Throne of Thunder) on 10-man and most of the first two zones in SoO (Siege of Orgrimmar) on Flex. Bottom line: I'm not slumming it in LFRs, and when I do LookingForRaid zones, I usually end up on the top of the meters.
I am countering the lag with prevention, and stats that compliment server-side heal decisions. Crit, which automatically converts to shielding, is very effective when paired with atonement heals. Cascade is proving to be valuable as a raid heal, which I often use on cooldown. Oh, and mindbender is considerably better for me than solace. Power Word: Solace requires me to use it on cooldown to receive the mana benefits. Since my latency is high, that global cooldown can be a lot more expensive, and I don't always get the PW:Solace on cooldown. Mindbender is available every minute and returns a considerable amount of mana with a single button push. And of course, I am using spirit shell, paired with archangel and inner focus, to prevent damage.
Oh, and I am now a mere 2 Titan Runestones away from my legendary cloak, which has me very excited indeed. I set a goal to achieve that by the end of the month, and it looks like I will exceed that goal handily.